Pension Clicks

In this edition of Pension Clicks, we round up the latest pensions news in In Sight, share the findings from our survey in our Master Trust Market Insight Report and examine the importance of setting DC goals.


In Sight – February
Our quarterly summary of pensions issues includes the Regulator's response to its discussion paper on trusteeship, as well as the latest on the regulation of DB schemes and DC charges; and a round-up of other news.

Master Trust Market Insight Report
Our survey of over 130 pension trustees, managers and employers gathers their views on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of master trusts.

Setting DC goals
Be sure of the direction of travel in your DC plan, says Christopher Inman in this article, first published in Pensions World. You can read more about how to set and achieve DC goals in our latest DC member research.

Need for transparency greater than ever
In this article, first published in PMI News, Sion Cole looks at the areas where trustees and sponsors should make sure they are getting full transparency when selecting a fiduciary provider.

Last call for our 2017 Global Pension Risk Survey
The UK questions for our 2017 Global Pension Risk Survey close shortly. We would love to hear your views on the risks your scheme faces and the ways you are tackling them.

DB Member Options Survey
This survey of over 200 DB schemes examines their responses to the increased options open to members.

How can finance directors reduce the risk and cost of their DB schemes?
Ben Roe investigates in this article, first published in Economia.

Aon’s Governance Challenge – the results so far
Our 20 questions are designed to help DB schemes evaluate their own governance. The responses to date give an insight into current governance practices, priorities and concerns.

Death in Service Pensions Survey
Read our comprehensive study of recent trends in benefit re-design.

Combatting pension scams
In this article, first published in Pensions World, we look at the government’s consultation on measures aimed at tackling pension scams, including a ban on cold calling in relation to pensions.

Pensions in an uncertain world – Aon 2017 Pension Conferences
Join us to hear our experts' views and ideas on how to strategically and effectively manage pension schemes in an uncertain marketplace. Full day attendance will entitle you to 4.5 hours CPD.

Risk Settlement Bulletin
2016 saw record annuity business placed, with bulk annuity pricing continuing to look favourable as we start 2017. Recent transactions demonstrate longevity hedging opportunities for smaller schemes.

Week in Markets
A summary of market movements over the past week.

Facts and Figures
An overview of annual pension statistics.

Aon in the press
This month, Aon is chosen by the University of St Andrews to provide delegated investment services as we grow our DB fiduciary business with the appointment of William Parry. Our DC fiduciary team is also growing with the appointments of Mark Duncan and Louise Wheeler. We advise the trustees of the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme on a £90m buy-in and advise the trustees of the Alcatel-Lucent Pension Scheme on a £100m buy-in. And our survey shows that governance tops the agenda for employers when selecting a master trust.



February 2017

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Dates for your diary

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February-May
2017 Pension Conferences
Taking place in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Leeds.

15 February
Investment Outlook webcast
Join our experts as they discuss the macro-economic outlook for the year ahead, as well as some findings from our behavioural finance research.

20 February, Leeds
2 March, Birmingham
3 March, Edinburgh

Behavioural science & investment
decision-making

Join Dr Iain Clacher to hear the findings of our research carried out with Leeds University Business School.

22 February, London
Professional Pensions Risk Reduction Forum
With Michael Walker hosting a Q&A session on the latest de-risking techniques.

1 March, London
EB Connect
Come and meet us in the exhibition hall.

26 April, London
Professional Pensions DC Conference
Sophia Singleton will examine how trustees and sponsors can help DC members transition from a pot of money to a sustainable lifetime income.

27 April, London
Pensions Age Spring Conference

10-11 May, Birmingham
Workplace Pensions Live


Also on our website

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.

‘Rethink Pensions’ webinar series
Listen again to our webinars exploring how you can rethink your approach to pensions past, present and future.

Mastertrust or Group Personal Pension Plan?
Getting it right for you and your employees – event replay.

Book in for your free DB health check
Aon's new free DB health check enables you to carry out a quick assessment of your own scheme.

Take the free Scheme Governance Challenge
Find out how prepared your scheme is for the journey to Pensions Stability, benchmarked against others. One in every 100 respondents will win an Apple Watch!

The DC decumulation challenge: a global view – webcast
Listen again to our webcast sharing insights and lessons on decumulation from around the world.

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 600 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.